In some situations it’s useful to know whether a particular Condition is chronic or not. I didn’t see an obvious way to model that.
Is there an existing way to indicate chronicity? If not, would it make sense to submit an enhancement tracker to add that? I can see several potential approaches, in order of specificity.
- Add a new Condition.chronic element with cardinality 0…1 and type boolean
- Add a new Condition.chronicity element with cardinality 0…1 and type CodeableConcept, with extensible binding to a new value set containing codes such as “acute” and “chronic”
- Expand the existing condition-clinical value set with additional level 1 codes for “acute” and “chronic”
- Add a new Condition.qualifier element with cardinality 0…* and type CodeableConcept with preferred binding to a new value set derived from the SNOMED CT qualifier values (would allow for any qualifier, not just chronicity)